Endangered Records reveals the next chapter in Brian Cid's rapid ascent as a true ambassador of melodic techno.
Since launching Endangered with his Third Eye Shut EP, Brian Cid's studio output has seen him appear on Tale of Us' fabric 97 compilation, Natura Sonoris with a remix for Henry Saiz, and a collaboration with Justin Marchacos on Endangered's second release. It's now time for the Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and sound engineer to return full force to the label with Intriga, an EP filled with an abundance of Brian's signature emotional journeys, and deep percussive themes.
"Intriga EP is a sonic exploration to the deep side of melodic techno. It presents a story from beginning to end" says Brian. "Heavy on the drums as it's written for the dance floor, each one presenting a bold statement. More than mood tracks, these are room shakers designed to impact. Written in the span of a year, I focused on using classic drum machines, modular and analog synths/pads as well as organic elements. This is my signature sound - this project doesn't belong anywhere else other than on Endangered."
Opening the five-track release, "The Space Above" quickly sets an atmosphere of deep textures, before diving into bursting chords that lead into the hypnotically driven "Fantasio". Loaded with reverberating hi-hats and snares, percussion heavy "Petalos Sole" prepares listeners for the tension building lead title track "Intriga", as its main motif journeys through waves of effects and striking synths. Rounding out the EP with its longest offering, "Vacio" features a futuristic arpeggiating melody between echoing pads and scattered crescendos.
Further solidifying Brian Cid as a worthy flag carrier of the new wave of deep eclectic dance music, this EP is sure to make an impression on today's top tune selectors and educated listeners.